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is central to this election, they had a theory that frankly was not popular theory in the country which is that if we go back to tax cuts for the wealthy that would profit everyone. and then for romney himself, there were thing that is he did. the decision in the final week to try and litigate the auto bail out again in ohio had a negative impact. and perhaps beyond ohio. so, you know, in the final analysis, there are a lot of factors here, but in the short-term that was a bad decision. people are looking at what happened and saying that the senate remains with the democrats and the house remains with the republicans. how can we expect the washington machine that many see as being fractured to be re-energized and get stuff done. speaker said let's get some stuff going here. how much of the responsibility lays with him and speaker boehner? >> people want cooperation on both sides. >> the issue at hand will be the fiscal cliff and the president has put a proposal forward and it is incumbent on the speaker to say what they would be willing to do and not say it is not our responsibility. pe
, do we know if the obama administration knew about this before the election? >> no, but wouldn't we all love to know the answer to that. that really is a burning question. just days after the election, something like this comes out. clearly something like this had been going on for a while. well, it actually meant he was having sex with her under the desk, but the fbi thought it might refer to corruption. in other words, doing something under the table. and that's how this investigation started. the fbi then went back and traced all of his e-mails and ascertained that he was having this affair with this woman, and of course that is a total violation of top secret security rules. you are not supposed to compromise yourself in any way where you could be blackmailed, especially the cia director. there is almost nobody in the government who knows as many secrets as he does, and people are routinely fired for putting themselves in this position when they have a top secret security clearance. what was even worse is that the fbi found that she broke up with him several months ago, and he c
like the end of february. president obama, you just got re-elected. let's get it done. it's peanuts compared to the fiscal cliff. all right. thanks for watching. see you again tomorrow at 7:00. "piers morgan tonight" starts right now. >>> good evening. looking live at the white house tonight. we've got breaking news on the president tonight. i'm going to show you one of the most extraordinary pieces of video i think i have ever seen of any political leader. it was shown yesterday at obama campaign headquarters in chicago just hours after barack obama's re-elected. it shows the leader of the free world as i have never seen him, you probably haven't seen him either. raw, exhausted and reduced to open tears by the efforts of his young campaign workers. and by the thought of what he himself has accomplished. it's one of those things you've got to watch in its entirety. here it is, arguably barack obama's finest ever speech. >> i try to picture myself when i was your age and i first moved to chicago at the age of 25, and i had this vague inkling about making a difference. i didn't really
campaign headquarters in chicago just hours after barack obama's re-elected. it shows the leader of the free world as i have never seen him, you probably haven't seen him either. raw, exhausted and reduced to open tears by the efforts of his young campaign workers. and by the thought of what he himself has accomplished. it's one of those things you've got to watch in its entirety. here it is, arguably barack obama's finest ever speech. >> i try to picture myself when i was your age and i first moved to chicago at the age of 25, and i had this vague inkling about making a difference. i didn't really know how to do it. i didn't have a structure. and there wasn't a presidential campaign at the time that i could attach myself to. ronald reagan had just been re-elected and was incredibly popular and so i came to chicago knowing that somehow, i wanted to make sure that my life attached itself to helping kids get a great education or helping people living in poverty to get decent jobs and be able to work and have daybreak. to make sure that people didn't have to go to the emergency room
scandal is rocking the obama administration three days after the election. cia david petraeus has been cheating on his wife. we have the details who may be the center of it all. her name is linda broadwell. she has spent a year in afghanistan with petraeus. here is a picture from their website. right now the cia is investigating a tip that she is the other woman. she is the woman named in that fbi tape. petraeus has not admitted an affair directly with her. but he said, yesterday afternoon, i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as d/cia. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme poorly judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. author of "the secrets skreof t fbi," and suzanne kelly. let's start with suzanne kelly. this is a massive blow, really, to everybody in the white house, to general petraeus, to his wife and to the country
, the white house said no, we want to wait until after the election. so agents were furious. i've been given insight to the actual agents that were doing the case, and they think it's inexcusable that this was allowed to continue for months without firing him. >> let me just jump in there, ronald. obviously, this is all your independent claims and reporting. we've been unable to corroborate this in the time scale we've had tonight but you do have very good fbi sources. i want to turn to bob baer. he's the cnn contributor. does this make sense to you that this could be the sequence of events? >> oh, absolutely, but i tend to attribute more significance to the fbi of getting into petraeus' e-mails. the fbi, as a matter of course, doesn't look at affairs, doesn't read military officers' e-mails or cia officers. they have to be alerted to some sort of crime or counterintelligence problem. i can only speculate what that would be. maybe it was something in the book that broadwell wrote. there was some classified information. it could have been other leaks to the press they looked into, and then on
now. >> i hope coming out of this election people will come with a renued sense of cooperation. >> and what he thinks is wrong with the gop. >> the center of gravity has shifted so far to the right they're way out of the mainstream. >> and tyler perry, extraordinary writer, director, act herb, successful. >> absolutely. told me up were the best interviewer in the world. very, very worried. >> his on movie studio. films grossed over $600 million. >> to make that title money mean ps i get to reinvest in what i do and able to hire a lot more people. >> and wear a dress. >> did you think you'd be world famous for crossdressing? >> no. never in a million years. the first time i did it i nerve are thought it would last as long as it did. >> tyler perry, all-american it success story. >> the greatest gift in my life is what my audience has given me. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good evening, an extraordinary week for america. a hard fought election won and the president beginning the work of a second term. this is barack obama's election night speech. >> we're not as divided
with the petraeus sex scandal that threatens to spin out of control less than one week after president obama's re-election. big questions tonight. what did the white house know and when did it know it. the four-star general has said to be devastated about the scandal, sparked by his affair with his biographer, paula broadwell, uncovered during an fbi investigation. the bureau was looking into so-called jealous e-mails purchase reportedly send by broadwell to kelley, a petraeus family friend. tonight, the "washington post" has reported that as president obama rearranges his national security team, it is considering asking senator john kerry to serve on the team and the fbi agent was barred from taking part in the case for allegedly sending shirtless pictures of himself to a woman involved in the case. meanwhile, the ghost writer of broadwell's book, vernon loeb, says he was clueless about the affair between petraeus and broadwell. here with the latest on the scandal that keeps getting bigger and more bizarre, cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr and intelligence correspondent, suzanne kelly. welcome
are told is that the investigation was concluded before the election, but the news was only imparted after the election, and now that obviously lends itself immediate ly to conspiracy theorists, and why wouldn't they have gone straight to the white house the moment they knew that the investigation was concluded? >> well, i am not sure i understand what conspiracy you may be thinking about, but it seems to be justified to go to the white house quickly and early and promptly if there are issues of national security and migs compromised and clandestine activities undermined or if there is a compromise of the national security information or national secrets, or alternative ti, you would go to the white house if the president had to make a policy decision that would influence the outcome of the investigation. none of those circumstances were here, piers. this was an investigation of a bunch of e-mails, and the allegation was not that anybody was involved in spying or espionage, and the allegation had to do with the private activity. >> unless the classified documents that now appear to be on t
to this election. they had a theory that frankly was not a popular theory in the country which is that you know, if we go back to tax cuts for the wealthy and deregulation that would profit everyone, and then for romney himself, there were specific things that he did. i think that the decision in the final week to try and litigate the auto bailout again, in ohio, had a tremendously negative impact there, and perhaps beyond ohio. so, you know, in the final analysis, there are a lot of factors here, but in the short-term, that was a very bad decision, in my view. >> people are looking to what happened and saying, look, the senate remains with democrat house with republicans. barack obama re-elected. not much changed. how can we expect the washington machine, many consider fractured if not paralyzed to get things done? the speaker boehner, mr. president, let's get some stuff going here, but how much of the responsibility lies with him? with speaker boehner, do you think? >> people want cooperation on both sides. the issue at hand will be the fiscal cliff and our budgetary situation. the president'
of the election. so maybe the president will put some of those things to rest tomorrow. but the fbi really hasn't come out and said much at all so a lot of the information that's been coming out about this case has been through leaks and anonymous sources. >> i think the reason the fbi is not saying anything is because this is going to be deeply embarrassing when we get to the bottom of it. thank you both very much. >>> i want to turn to a member of general petraeus' inner circle, his former spokesman, colonel steve boylan. colonel, thank you for joining me. when did you last speak to david petraeus? >> i spoke with him last night and we exchanged some correspondence this morning. >> how would you describe his state of mind? >> well, i think his state of mind is fine. i would suggest, though, that he is very well aware of everything that's going on, how much hurt he has caused his family, the implications of him resigning and the poor judgment and decisions that he made that led to this. >> colonel, would you say that there's any part of general petraeus' state of mind that regrets resigning? t
was imparted after the election. that lends itself to conspiracy theories. why wouldn't they have gone straight to the white house after they into the investigation was concluded. it does seem to me that it is justified for me to go to the white house early if there are issues of national security and missions that are being compromised and activities that might be underminded or you would go to the white house if the president had to make a policy decision that would influence the outcome of the investigation. this was an investigation of a bunch of e-mails. this had to do with a bunch of private activity. >> unless they turn out to be highly sensitive. and that would take it to a different realm wouldn't it? >> of course it would. but as i understand it, it is probably the case that the justice department knew about it. and that they knew about it fairly early on. and this should go the orld nairly route. the national intelligence community was not notified until wednesday and the president was not notified until thursday. i appreciate you clarifying it. another man that knows about the white
. >>> i'm don lemon. here are your headlines. the election is finally over and now we have a winner in florida. cnn projects that president obama won the sunshine state and its 29 electoral votes. vote totals were updated just before today's noon deadline. it increases president obama's electoral vote total 332. 270 are needed to win the white house. >>> new details in the surprise resignation of david petraeus because of an affair. u.s. official says the affair came to light because of an e-mail investigation by the fbi sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails alleged willie sent by petraeus' biographer. she spent months in afghanistan interviewing petraeus for the book. >>> to the recovery in superstorm sandy, nearly two weeks after the storm, frustration is boiling over. >> can't get lights on for my kids. i can't get power, heat, garbage pickup? >> more than 280,000 people across the region are still without power. nj will ew jersey's governor ch christie expects power to be back statewide by tonight. he says life will be back for most of new jersey come sunday. >>> top-ranke
sought freedom and free elections, for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely, for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region, for having stood up against saddam hussein, who enjoyed the backing of many. we stood up against him and did not allow the occupation of our territory. we have been condemned for a great many things. because we said justice for all. the rule of law for all. the right of peaceful nuclear energy for all. >> do you want, mr. president, do you want -- >> translator: allow me, sir. allow me, please. >> the question wasn't any of that. the question was, do you believe that israel should -- >> translator: but i will get to that answer. don't be in such a hurry. >> should israel be wiped off the face of the map? is that your desire? >> translator: if a group comes and occupies the united states of america, destroys homes while women and children are in those homes, incarcerate the youth of america, impose five different wars on many neighbors, and always threaten others, what would you do? what would you say? would you he
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